Better the World through Environmental Education
The Sustainability Program at Urbana University has received grants from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF), the Ohio Department of Natural Resource, and the Levin Family Foundation to help achieve our mission.
With the OEEF grant funding, we created an environmental education tour complete with a rain garden, and have completed three years of our recurring demonstration of trout rearing on campus to enhance our students’ understanding of aquatic ecosystems and water quality. These grants have also helped us incorporate environmental education activities into family events sponsored by our local partners, such as Cedar Bog, Champaign Family YMCA and Urbana High School.
Urbana University's Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Tingting Cai, is directing this outreach project. We're thrilled to have Dr. Cai leading this effort.
The Outdoor Environmental Education Collaborative Outreach Committee of Champaign County is a team of local collaborators who are passionate about environmental education in Champaign County, Ohio. Our goal is to increase environmental awareness within our community and to improve the educational experience of students across Champaign County.